VBA Comparison operators
These are operators that are used to compare values. Comparison operators include equal to, less than, greater than and not equal to
The following table shows VBA Comparison Operators.
Comparison operators are used to compare values for validation purposes. Let’s say you are developing a simple point of sale application. In this application, you want to validate the values entered before you post. In such cases, you can use comparison operators. This operator will check against the negative numbers or to ensure that the amount paid does not exceed the billed amount. Comparison operators come in handy in such situations.
|1||=||Equal: checks if two values are equal. It is also used as an assignment operator||If x = z Then||Returns true if they are equal, else it returns false|
|2||<||Less than: This operator is used to subtract numbers||If x < z Then||Returns true if x is less than z, else it returns false|
|3||>||Greater than: This operator is used to multiply numbers||If x > z Then||Returns true if x is greater than z, else it returns false|
|4||<>||Not equal to: This operator is used to divide numbers||If x <> z Then||Returns true if they are not equal, else it returns false|
|5||<=||Less than or equal to:||If x <= z Then||Returns true if x is less than or equal to z, else it returns false|
|6||>=||Greater than or equal to:||If x >= Then||Returns true if x is greater than z, else it returns false|
Example source code
Equal Comparison Operator
If 2 = 1 Then MsgBox "True", vbOKOnly, "Equal Operator" Else MsgBox "False", vbOKOnly, "Equal Operator" End If
- “If 2 = 1 Then… Else… End If” uses the if statement to evaluate the condition “2 = 1”
- “MsgBox…” Is a built-in function that displays a message box.
- The first parameter “True” or “False” is what will be displayed in the message box. In our example, 2 is not equal to 1, therefore, it will show “false” in the msg box.
- The second parameter “vbOKOnly” is the button that is displayed in the message box
- The third parameter “Equal Operator” is the title of the message box.
Executing the above code gives the following results